Notice: This is the official website of the All Empires History Community (Reg. 10 Feb 2002)

  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Leeches & Maggots

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
toyomotor View Drop Down
Baron
Baron

BANNED TROLL

Joined: 25-Dec-2013
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 387
  Quote toyomotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Leeches & Maggots
    Posted: 09-Feb-2014 at 06:04
In past centuries, medicos made extensive use of leeches to "bleed" bad blood from patients, and maggots to eat infected flesh from around wounds.
 
To my horror, I heard a television panel recently discussing the relative merits of re-introducing the same methodologies into modern medicine, particularly for those poor countries where medication is scarce and doctors even more so.
 
The points being made by this expert panel included the efficacy of maggot use to keep wounds clean of infected or dead tissue, and the use of leeches to relieve pressure from swollen extremities...!
 
How would you feel to have a bunch of maggots munching away on your flesh?
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.56a [Free Express Edition]
Copyright ©2001-2009 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.